Well, this it. With most of the Toronto Raptors looking forward to tomorrow’s swift departure from Tampa, they still have one game ahead of them before the regular season is over. This afternoon, they’ll host the Pacers.
Indiana does have something to play for today, which will end up being an exciting afternoon across the league if you’re a Seeding Stan. A win ensures the Pacers host their 9 vs. 10 play in game on Wednesday, while a loss sends them on the road to face either Charlotte or Washington.
The Raptors will not be bringing the band back together to stop them. Kyle Lowry is resting; OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, and Fred VanVleet continue to sit with injury maintenance. The youthful backcourt we’ve come to appreciate over the past week is taking a hit too, as Jalen Harris will miss the game with foot soreness.
Jalen Harris is out today. The foot that's been bothering him is still doing so.— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) May 16, 2021
That leaves a very short bench if Nick Nurse decides to leave Chris Boucher and Gary Trent Jr. as healthy scratches, so one or both of those two may play as a necessity.
For more on this afternoon’s game, check out the full preview from Zakaria Abdulle. Now, let’s get into the game details.
Where to Watch
TSN, 1 PM ET
Toronto — Malachi Flynn, DeAndre’ Bembry, Stanley Johnson, Khem Birch, Freddie Gillespie
Indiana — Caris LeVert, Justin Holiday, Doug McDermott, Oshae Brissett, Domantas Sabonis
Toronto — Kyle Lowry (rest – OUT), Fred VanVleet (hip – OUT), Pascal Siakam (shoulder – OUT), OG Anunoby (calf – OUT), Paul Watson (knee – OUT), Rodney Hood (hand – OUT), Yuta Watanabe (ankle – OUT), Jalen Harris (ankle – OUT)
Indiana — Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring – OUT), Aaron Holiday (toe – OUT), Myles Turner (toe – OUT), Jeremy Lamb (knee – OUT), Edmond Sumner (knee – OUT), T.J. Warren (foot – OUT)